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Local Fianna Fáil TD "agrees to disagree" with Taoiseach over Armagh centenary service

Oct 11, 2021 16:10 By News Northern Sound
Local Fianna Fáil TD "agrees to disagree" with Taoiseach over Armagh centenary service Local Fianna Fáil TD "agrees to disagree" with Taoiseach over Armagh centenary service
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Deputy Smyth says it is "unnecessary" for the government chief whip to attend.

A local Fianna Fáil TD says she and the Taoiseach will have to "agree to disagree" over the attendance of government chief whip Jack Chambers at an event marking the centenary of partition.

Niamh Smyth added that event, which will be held in Armagh, "has taken the wrong tone from the get go".

While Deputy Smyth says it is "appropriate" for Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney to accept the invite, she questioned the attendance of the government chief whip, which she describes as "unnecessary".

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President Michael D Higgins declined an invitation to the church service, saying it was too political.

Speaking on The Wider View, Deputy Smyth says she has no difficulty in disagreeing with Micheál Martin:

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